Exclusive Timepieces, Sessions I, II, III 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

247 Patek Philippe Well Preserved and Elegant, Rectangular-shape Wristwatch in Platinum, Breguet Numerals, Retailed by Tiffany & Co, With Extract from the Archives.

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 24,000

Sold € 32,500

Lot Description

Model: Rectangular Watch
Reference: N° 42
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1928
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9“'
Case N°: 607 221
Movement N°: 820 414
Dimensions: 24 × 32 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

In the ’20s of the 1900s, watches had increasingly found a place on the wrists of many businessmen. One year earlier than the Great Depression of the 1929 market, Patek Philippe manufactured the present wristwatch in the perfect standard of style of the time. The case has a two-body composition with hinged case back very thin straight lugs and has been manufactured in Platinum. The shape has been ideated to fit perfectly on the wrist, and despite its age it has been preserved in a nice way. The dial remains faithful to the case and was made with a beautifully preserved silver color and the applied numbers have the iconic Breguet style. To further embellish the dial has been printed with the name “Tiffany”. That was an official retailer of watches and Jewels on the American soil in New York City. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in Platinum in 1928 and its subsequent sale on 23 July 1929.